December Newsletter

December 2016 Newsletter

Dress Up Day  was  on 28th October  and €129 was raised by the pupils and staff for the Laura Lynn Children’s Hospice. Thank you to everyone who supported this. The pupils were dressed in a very colourful array of costumes -a lot of time, creativity and effort went into many of the outfits-well done, children-and parents!

Art Competition. Well done to Beverley Colton in 6th class and Jayden Gaffney in senior infants who were both picked as finalists in the Conlan’s Family  Centra Healthy Eating Competition.  We wish them the best of luck in the final.

5th and 6th class went on a barge trip on the River Barrow on Monday 14th November, along with their teacher Dave Mc Inerney and student teacher Cheyenne Holmes. After the barge trip they went on a tour of the Heritage Centre where they got to meet and talk to the Norwegian Ambassador. They really enjoyed their  visit and learned many interesting facts about Norway and wildlife in Athy! They  have since completed projects under the guidance of Miss Holmes. A big thank you to Cheyenne for her hard work during her time with us.

Parents Association Christmas Trips We are really looking forward to our Christmas trips. Infants, 1st and 2nd class are going to see ‘The Curious Case of the Christmas Lights’ in the Visual Theatre in Carlow on Wednesday 7th December. 3rd to 6th class are travelling to Dublin on 8th December to seeA Christmas Carol’ in the Ark Theatre, Temple Bar, Dublin. Thank you to the Parents Association committee for organising both trips.

Green Schools The Green School’s Committee members this year are Mya McAleenan, Kate Burns, Cian Cobbe, Beverley Colton,  Cayden Gray and Brendan-Fredric Lynch. We extend a warm welcome to our new members from 1st and 2nd class, Cayden Gray and Brendan-Fredric Lynch.

We held our parent teacher meetings after school during November for all classes.

We welcome a new pupil, David Certeza to Junior Infants. David has come to us from St. David’s N.S. in Naas.

Swimming The last swimming session for infants, 3rd and 4th will be Monday  12th December.

We will be having  a school practice for the carol service on Thursday 15th December and school will be held in the Parish Centre that day.

A reminder that our School Carol Service will take place on Sunday 18th December in St. Michael’s Church at 11 am.

Christmas Holidays School will close on Thursday 22nd December at 12 noon for Christmas holidays and will reopen on Monday  9th January.

Wishing everyone a happy and peaceful Christmas from all of us in the Model School.